Job hunting

Whether you're just starting out on the employment ladder, looking for that next big career move or trying to improve your work-life balance, we can help you get where you want.

Searching for your next job

Don’t take a stab in the dark with your next application. Make your job hunting more efficient with our comprehensive tips.

Careers advice | 5 min read
What should NZ job hunters expect from 2021?

A panel of experts provide their thoughts on how the NZ job market will look in 2021.

Careers advice | 3 min read
How long does it take to hear back from a job application?

Waiting to hear back from a job application? Here are some of the time frames you can expect at different stages.

Careers advice | 5 min read
Search smart: New Zealand's ultimate job hunting guide

Looking for a one-stop shop on how to apply for a job? Here’s an easy checklist to improve your chances of success.

Tips for nailing your CV

Want to know how to write the perfect CV for your next job application? We’ve got all the advice you need.

Careers advice | 3 min read
6 ways to make your CV stand out (for the right reasons)

Done right, your CV can be a powerful tool for helping you stand out from other candidates. Here, we’ll show you how.

Careers advice | 6 min read
How to write a great New Zealand CV (with free templates)

A good CV can make all the difference to your job hunting hopes. Check out our must-read advice and free templates.

Careers advice | 3 min read
How do you write a CV for a career change?

Looking at a career change? Here’s how to tailor your CV.

Writing the perfect cover letter

A good cover letter is key for landing an interview, so start strong and stand out from the crowd.

Careers advice | 4 min read
Cover letter best practices: the mistakes you need to avoid

These cover letter tips will help you avoid the simple mistakes that so many job applicants make, and get out in front.

Careers advice | 5 min read
How to write a NZ cover letter (with examples)

Along with your CV, a cover letter is essential to any NZ job application. Let's get you started.

Careers advice | 3 min read
How to write a sales cover letter that stands out

You can sell a product, but can you sell your skills?

Preparing for job interviews

Sweet – you’ve made it to interview! Now it’s time to get ready so you can put your best foot forward.

Careers advice | 5 min read
How to prepare for a job interview: the ultimate guide

With job interviews, it's all about preparation. Here's our one stop shop for getting yourself ready.

Careers advice | 4 min read
Answering the 'tell me about yourself' interview question

Think of this as your personal elevator pitch.

Careers advice | 3 min read
Should I follow up after a job interview?

Worried about sending a follow up after a job interview? You shouldn’t be, here’s why.

Your online presence

Get your Trade Me Job Profile up to date so recruiters and employers can approach you with exciting opportunities.

Careers advice | 1 min read
How to create a Trade Me Jobs Profile

A Trade Me Jobs Profile lets employers come to you, and means you can download a professional looking CV in seconds.

Careers advice | 3 min read
The importance of your online presence when job hunting

Your online presence could be a great asset or a big problem in your next job hunt. Here's how to get it right.

Careers advice | 2 min read
Profile success story: Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa landed her developer role through her Trade Me Jobs Profile.